April by the Numbers in the Providence Area

March was the fifth consecutive colder than normal month in Southeastern New England. If April is even close to normal, it will feel great after the winter we endured. The good news is the first week of April does not look terribly cool. It will, however, turn briefly colder next week as a storm threatens the Eastern Seaboard. The almanac for April is below.

Looking ahead to April

April 1

Normal high: 53
Normal low: 35

April 30

Normal high: 64
Normal low: 44

Record low temperature for the month: 11
Record high temperature for the month 98

April snow is not unheard of in Providence. There has been at least 3″ of snow in Providence in April ten times since 1904, but only four times in the past 90 years. One of the biggest snow storms on record occurred on April 1, 1997 when 18″ of snow fell in Providence.

The normal April monthly rain is 4.36″ in Providence. The record for the month is 12.74″ in 1983.

On the bright side, we gain one hour and 17 minutes of daylight this month.

April 1
Sunrise: 6:28 am
Sunset: 7:11 pm
12:43 possible daylight
April 30
Sunrise: 5:43 am
Sunset: 7:43 pm
14:00 possible daylight

Full Moon: April 15 (total lunar eclipse, too)

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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